I'm not that happy with customer service either. They tell me its v2, I tell them the utility disc 1.4 doesnt work. They say to upgrade to 1.1b, and I ask if its v2 why do I need to update with the d2prog? None the less, there are 5 of us that have ordered the same modchip / drive combo. I was wondering what the ribbon cable was, but apparently its for the modchip (flashing). I read the following in a seperate post:
"yes you can leave your chip inside your wii to update , connect the flat ribbon cable and then once you have finished updating your chip , leave the ribbon cable inside your wii ,and leave the end that connects to your programmer tucked away behind the memory card slot , you will never have to open your wii again if you need to update with the programmer."
I really liked this option and think I will connect the cable tomorrow night once i borrow the triwing screw drivers again I just ordered the programmer today so hopefully i will have it by next week. I am the kinda person that doesnt like *NOT* being able to upgrade what I have. I guess thats the nerd in me
Never the less, another $35 shelled out for some b.s. Glad to see I wasnt the only one! I was dying to find a post with someone similar to my situation.
btw, I've been unable to get super smash brothers to work. I am running linux. Burning through vmware didnt work (crashed at 48%), and I am not about to disconnect my dvd burner just to plop it in another windows box. I'm gonna have a friend try the layer break and burn it.